I thought this book was pretty good and gave me a firm footing on the basics. Although reading some reviews on it online it seems many people. Go for Beginners – Kaoru Iwamoto – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online. An introduction to the rules, strategies and. – Free download as PDF File .pdf ) or view presentation slides online.

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Whether this is the right approach or not will depend on the way in which each reader learns best.

Chris Wayland rated it it was amazing May 03, Whether this book by Iwamoto is right for you or not will depend gi how hard you want to work. The text is dense with ideas, so this will definitely need re-reading at some point.

I hope at this point it is clear that this is a book for those that are looking for more than just a clear explanation to go out and play their first hundred games of go. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Go for Beginners last edited by tapir on April 26, – May 08, John rated it really liked it. The writer is an expert player, and though for most part he writes in simple, friendly language intended for beginners, I don’t necessarily understand all the concept he explains, especially analysis of two professional games at the end.


Iwamoto starts by talking to those that have never played go befor Only for beginnesr beginners.

For more than twenty years I presumed that I knew the game but my rudimentary knowledge failed to advance until I tried to use this book again. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Apr 16, Enoch Page rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The internet can have it’s uses but like most people I much prefer having something concise and readily available to study with.

Simple explanations use graphic anologies to create laoru pictures of ideas and Go suggestions that to the novice may seem too complex to grasp. Go, an ancient, subtly beautiful game of territory, is the oldest game in the world still played in its original form.

Vaguely explains the game of go. Chapter 9 is Life and Death. Go for Beginners by Kaoru Iwamoto.

In its slim pages, Iwamoto goes from explaining the rules and basic principles of play to some fairly sophisticated examples of life-and-death problems and joseki, and then provides a complete analysis of two of his own games.

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Alexey Vyskubov rated it really liked it Jan 24, Return to Book Page. This is a very dense read. Second book of Go was my first book after knowing the basics and play some games and I really liked it. Master the game of Go.


Or if your mind is so sharp that it works like a steel trap, then you quickly will graduate from the Kyu-level of assistance offered in this book. Wed Apr 06, 5: Google [Bot] and 2 guests.

There are some comments by the author when going through this first sample game that will make no sense whatsoever to a true beginners, such as threats to the structure.

Discerning the leader in a Go match not only requires a ten-fold accounting job, but Chess represents clear battle-lines; with advances and bulwarks defined visually by rank and proximity.

Many useful concept and tactics iwamotoo you probably could not come up with learning on your own.

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Baduk, made fun and easy. The second part of the book is a thorough overview of tactics and strategy. He doesn’t want to sc This is a go classic, written by Kaoru Iwamoto, who has kind of an interesting history. Also, contain a lot of Japanese terms, which were explained in the owamoto mention and in the appendix. Instead iwxmoto going through the rules one by one in an orderly fashion, he uses a sample game to illustrate them. George Caplan Great book, my first as well.